Skip to comments.Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians
Posted on 06/21/2012 6:25:29 PM PDT by Milagros
Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians Washington PostMay 24, 2012 D.C. Council member Marion Barry stepped up his campaign on Thursday to mend relations with the Asian community, apologizing again for disparaging remarks he made about Koreans and Filipinos and pledging to work to improve ties between them and African Americans...
Representatives of the Korean, Filipino, Chinese and Japanese communities attended the meeting, held at a church in Southeast Washington. Asked later about his reference to Polacks, Barry at first denied using the word, then retracted it, saying, I meant Poles.
His remark prompted a demand from Gary Kenzer, executive director of the Chicago-based Polish American Association, that Barry apologize to the Polish American community of this country.
.. that Barry apologize to the Polish American community of this country. ...
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I have never understood why the word that means “Pole” in Polish is somehow an ethnic insult in English.
It’s as if Americans felt insulted if Swedes called us “Americans.”
“..The man’s in his 70s ~ so some deterioration is expected ~ and people who are polite keep their mouths shut about it..”
Given all the dope consumed I would expect some deterioration too. And I don’t know any felons that are deserving of “politeness”. D.C. makes its choices obviously. Thus, they can live with them. His choice on the trolly system clearly is right — we have the same problem in Taxifornia. Every major rail transportation system has to be government (taxpayer) subsidized because it cannot pay for itself.
Taxifornia: run by, and destroyed by, DemocRats.